unimposing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unimposing lacking in impressiveness "on the whole the results of this system are unimposing"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unimposing Not imposing; not commanding respect.
    • unimposing Not enjoining as obligatory; voluntary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unimposing not imposing or commanding respect: voluntary
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Quotations

  • George Eliot
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    “The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.”

Usage

In literature:

Marion, himself, was a man equally modest in approach and unimposing in person.
"The Life of Francis Marion" by William Gilmore Simms
Of medium height, and very plain, his manner was youthful, and alert, but unimposing.
"Heroes of the Telegraph" by J. Munro
Hard-Heart alone, of all his band, was present to witness the novel and far from unimposing spectacle.
"The Prairie" by J. Fenimore Cooper
The unimposing way in which the Axe enters the sea will be remarked at once.
"Wanderings in Wessex" by Edric Holmes
It is an unimposing town, but strongly fortified.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The entrance to the Milan Court was small and unimposing, compared with the entrance to the hotel proper.
"The Lost Ambassador" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
It doesn't show from here, I see, but from below I caught just a glimpse of its unimposing dimensions.
"Mrs. Red Pepper" by Grace S. Richmond
At one corner of the Common, facing Main street, is the City Hall, a small, unimposing structure, hardly worthy of the city.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 3" by Various
The tracery is unimposing.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting
Even the county jail was a log structure of a very simply and unimposing type.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
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In news:

In past years, the unimposing Raiders would have represented a nice start for such a stretch.
Smyth, a skilled but unimposing criminal investigator, methodically dismantled the fa├žade of a monster.
When you ponder Gore 's relatively unimposing size (5-foot-9, 217 pounds), his longevity is admirable.
MGM Resorts eyeing luxurious, architecturally unimposing casino.
In an unimposing four-team group.
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